5 Reasons to Consider Becoming a Phlebotomist

May 15th, 2011

Phlebotomists are the people you see in doctor’s offices, clinics and hospitals drawing blood from patients and preparing samples for the lab. Phlebotomy is a great way to get your foot in the entry-level door of the medical field. If you’re looking to start a career in medicine without spending eight years in medical school and don’t mind the thought of poking people with needles, you should consider becoming a phlebotomist. Here are five reasons why:

1. It won’t cost you a lot of time or money to train to be a phlebotomist. As a matter of fact, it is possible to become a phlebotomist with only a high school diploma if you are able to find a doctor who is willing to offer on-the-job training. Of course, there are ways to train to be a phlebotomist, but don’t expect to have to spend years [...] Continue Reading…

Medical Billing and Coding Facts

May 10th, 2011

It will take time and patients to become truly proficient in the medical billing and coding field. Below are some facts about the medical billing and coding field. Not necessarily “fun” facts about the field but facts that you will still find interesting about the medical field, past, present and future.

The Medical Coder Has the Final Say

Much of the work that a coder does is diagnoses coding. In a hospital or a clinic the department that keeps control of the medical records will generally handle this but in smaller private clinics it is up to the coder to go through every line of the doctor’s notes and then determine what the main diagnosis is. Due to this, diagnosis coding takes longer to learn then general billing and coding.

Bertillon Classification

In 1893, there was a standardized system for tracking and classifying deaths. The list was then compiled and sent to a [...] Continue Reading…

8 Secret Untold Ways to Improve your Brain Power

April 30th, 2011

The brain can be in a sense exercised just like muscles can. And just as muscular exertion and exercise increase muscular power, various exercises, activities, and habits can increase brain power. Your brain is like the interface between your consciousness and the world “out there” so you want to make sure it is sharp. The following are 8 ways you may not have heard of to improve your brain power.

Eat the Right Foods

Did you know that various foods are directly related to an increase in brain power? You may have already heard of the main ones – fruits (especially berries like blueberries) and vegetables rich in vitamins A, E, B, C, Magnesium and Folate. But there are some foods you may not have thought would increase brain power which, in fact, do. One of these is dark chocolate. Dark chocolate stimulates the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the [...] Continue Reading…